Eyelets on a fishing rod are commonly referred to as “guides.” Guides help the line to flow smoothly from the reel, over and around the guides, and then out of the tip of the rod.
The guides also help keep the line from tangling and prevent it from breaking due to friction. There are different types of guides depending on their purpose and design.
Ceramic Guides are made of ceramic rings that help reduce friction between the line and guide. Ceramic-ringed guides also allow more flexibility in casting and retrieving, as they don’t add any additional weight to your fishing rod.
Ring Guides are made from metal rings that are held in place by a string or rubber band. These guides provide an even flow for your line, but can be more prone to wear and tear than ceramic-ringed guides.
Snake Guides are a type of guide that consists of multiple small eyelets along the length of your rod. This type of guide helps reduce friction between the line and rod by allowing more area for your line to pass through without rubbing on other parts of the rod. Additionally, snake guides aid in casting accuracy, allowing you to easily place your bait where you want it without worrying about too much friction between your line and guide.
Tip Tops are located at the very tip of your fishing rod, either as part of a single large eyelet or several small eyelets. Tip tops help reduce drag when casting as they provide an even transition between the reel and tip of your rod for a smooth cast every time.
In conclusion, eyelets on a fishing rod are commonly referred to as “guides.” There are several different types of guides depending on their purpose: ceramic-ringed guides, ring guides, snake guides, and tip tops. All these types serve different functions but ultimately help keep your line from tangling or breaking due to friction when casting or retrieving.